HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel), Photo: HeK, 2014

Anniversary 2021 – Celebrate with us 10 years of HeK!

2021 is a very special year for HeK! Celebrate with us 10 years of HeK online and and on-site.


27.05.2021 31.12.2021

Venue: online and on-site

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HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel), Photo: HeK, 2015

10 years ago, on May 27, 2011, Together in Electric Dreams. Absent Presence, the first exhibition opened, giving the starting point for the new institution HeK, which emerged from [plug.in]—Forum for New Media and Shift—Festival of Electronic Arts. Since then, HeK has established itself as the Swiss competence center for media art with a diverse program, its educational activities and its media art collection.

HeK celebrates its anniversary year with numerous online interventions, national and international group exhibitions, the 10th anniversary edition of the Oslo Night festival and a re-branding including a new website. The Berlin graphic design office The Laboratory of Manuel Bürger is responsible for the design and the Basel agency Prolog for the programming.

We will celebrate the anniversary year with various interventions starting May 27, 2021 on our digital channels, but also with on-site activities. Together with you, we would like to look back on multifaceted and groundbreaking exhibitions, performances, festivals, concerts and mediation activities. Every month, HeK presents throwbacks from the archive and interviews with important collaborators on social media.

If the pandemic situation allows, we invite you to an anniversary celebration on September 21, 2021 during Art Basel.


03.-06.06.2021: Collection Focus #1 during Kunsttage Basel

09.06.-15.08.2021: Swiss Media Art: Studer/van den Berg, Maria Guta, Simone C Niquille - Pax Art Awards 2020

02.09.-14.11.2021: Radical Gaming: Immersion, Simulation, Subversion 

04.09.2021: Oslo Night

Anniversary 2021 – Celebrate with us 10 years of HeK!